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Print delivers on every count. Its purpose has evolved – no longer based on mass production and huge waste, digital printing favours short, targeted, personalised bursts of activity. Creative and attractive, relevant and trusted, it fuses the best of the digital and physical worlds. It adds value and enhances the experience.The world is now teeming with opportunities in print. To understand and grasp these opportunities, print organisations need to be bold in their investments, and disruptive in their strategy.

In print today, anything is possible.

Our Anything in Print webinar series has been developed to assist you with insights and guidance from our network of experts.

Feel free to register for more than one webinar. To do so, simply click the tick box next to the events you would like to attend and complete the registration form.

Date:
7th July 2020
Time:
11am BST

Beyond CMYK - Your practical guide on how to design for digital print enhancements and gain a competitive edge - Part 2/2

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • How to engage with your customers and guide them through the design process
  • The benefits of print enhancements for your customers
  • Practical tips and suggestions on:
    • Creating & colourising halftone images in InDesign & Illustrator
    • Working with selections in Photoshop to create 5th colour separations
    • Designing with clear & invisible red inks
    • Designing with neon colours
    • Designing for foiling
    • Designing for metallics

Advertising, design and marketing agencies represent a unique opportunity to gain a wide variety and large volume of work through a single relationship. By giving this market an idea of what’s possible, you will be able to stay relevant, grow your print business and maintain a competitive edge. This involves crafting the right approach to these firms, and truly understanding their needs, enabling you to stand out and become a trusted partner.

In this webinar you will be guided through practical tips on designing for print enhancements which bring a wealth of creative options and the added bonus of creating far less waste than traditional finishing methods. You’ll be able to confidently guide your customers through the design stages and in turn improve your pre-press processes. This will ensure your customers understand the full range of options available to them and are able to bring this into their creative process.

Take advantage of the tips and suggestions that follow to help build an impressive portfolio of print applications and turn your digital printing capabilities into an unbeatable sales advantage.

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • How to engage with your customers and guide them through the design process
  • The benefits of print enhancements for your customers
  • Practical tips and suggestions on:
    • Creating & colourising halftone images in InDesign & Illustrator
    • Working with selections in Photoshop to create 5th colour separations
    • Designing with clear & invisible red inks
    • Designing with neon colours
    • Designing for foiling
    • Designing for metallics

Missed part 1 of our webinar?

We were joined by Paperhat Creative and Healeys Printers to discuss the agency perspective and how to build a successful strategy to inspire and win work. Watch on demand

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Speakers

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

Commercial Print Director

Ricoh

Andy Campbell
Andy Campbell

Innovation Manager

Ricoh Europe

Ian Coote
Ian Coote

Creative Partner

Silk Pearce

Rob Steer
Rob Steer

Creative Director

Silk Pearce

Date:
21st July 2020
Time:
11am BST

Building innovative print business and revenue streams in the new norm

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • Practical advice on how to effectively develop strong value propositions
  • Tools to create new business models and revenue streams
  • Why a customer centric approach is the key to your success
  • The value of our business development support programme to your organisation

Don’t miss an exclusive preview of our new Business booster online support platform, full of tutorials and industry research.

Are you experiencing substantial downturns in demand and print volumes? Reduced resources? Increased focus on the short term?

The print industry is resilient and has often responded to setbacks, bouncing back stronger than before. Now is the ultimate test of that resilience. Innovation will be key, as you develop strategies to rebuild with agility at the foundation of your business.

But, do you know where to start?

In this webinar our experts will share practical tips on business analysis, creating new revenue models and developing strong value propositions. You will be given the insights and tools to move from price and product to targeted, defined solution offerings.

You’ll also see an exclusive preview of our new Business Booster portal, full of tutorials, industry research and production-ready print samples.

Take advantage of the tips and suggestions to help build an impressive portfolio of print applications and turn your digital printing capabilities into an unbeatable sales advantage.

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • Practical advice on how to effectively develop strong value propositions
  • Tools to create new business models and revenue streams
  • Why a customer centric approach is the key to your success
  • The value of our business development support programme to your organisation

Don’t miss an exclusive preview of our new Business booster online support platform, full of tutorials and industry research.

Register for webinar now


Speakers

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

Commercial Print Director

Ricoh

Mark Hinder
Mark Hinder

Commercial Print Business Development Manager

Ricoh Europe

Date:
4th August 2020
Time:
11am BST

Bring the benefits of large format to your print operation

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • How to take advantage of the growing demand for large format print
  • The role of LF print in critical communications such as signage
  • How organisations are integrating LF into existing print operations
  • How to develop the business case for large format print

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • How to take advantage of the growing demand for large format print
  • The role of LF print in critical communications such as signage
  • Why organisations are integrating LF into existing print operations
  • How to develop the business case for large format print

In this webinar you’ll hear from our panel of experts and those who have integrated large format print into their operations and the benefits and increased revenue they have seen as a result.

Further details coming soon.

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Date:
18th August 2020
Time:
11am BST

Mastering management information systems (MIS) and workflow solutions to drive profit

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • The needs beyond ecommerce - fulfilment, speed & customer experience
  • How an effective management information system (MIS) and workflow design can generate additional profit
  • Recommendations on the tools needed to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • How to get started and implement the right solution

Join our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • The needs beyond ecommerce - fulfilment, speed & customer experience
  • How an effective management information system (MIS) and workflow design can generate additional profit
  • Recommendations on the tools needed to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • How to get started and implement the right solution

In this webinar you’ll hear from our panel of experts as they guide you through print management information system selection and workflow solution design to enhance customer experience.

Further details coming soon.

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Access our library of previous webinars here, giving you advice and guidance from industry experts to assist you in navigating business continuity and how to support your people right now.

Date:
30th June 2020
Time:
11am BST

How to take your communications and print room to the next level - delivering enhanced services and innovation

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • How print rooms can be a focal point for organisations and provide services that go beyond print as a ‘critical communications hub’
  • Why it’s important to make it simple and access print jobs from multiple locations
  • How the right tools ensure communications are on brand and consistent
  • How you can reduce the risk of a breach or GDPR problems

Centralisation has always been key for Central Reprographic Departments (CRDs), however, pre March 2020, approximately 30% of print jobs were typically sent outside the organisation and this looks set to increase as many employees and customers continue to work remotely.

Now is the time to assess the approach and services offered, to ensure the CRD becomes flexible, able to maintain business continuity and also innovate, whilst maintaining centralisation through workflow technology. As CRDs begin to navigate their re-opening to offer services beyond critical support, it’s important to move from a focus on printed collateral towards personalised content across a variety of digital channels.

In this webinar you’ll hear from experts as they discuss the speed of the recent transformation we have all experienced and the opportunities this has given. From fully understanding the need for user friendly interfaces and data security, to the benefits of introducing simplified processes to enable a diverse range of service offerings.

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • How print rooms can be a focal point for organisations and provide services that go beyond print as a ‘critical communications hub’
  • Why it’s important to make it simple and access print jobs from multiple locations
  • How the right tools ensure communications are on brand and consistent
  • How you can reduce the risk of a breach or GDPR problems
  • Why ‘workflow is configuration not installation’ and how to remove complex IT barriers

Speakers

Richard Mason
Richard Mason

Sales Director, CRD, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group

Ricoh UK

Craig Lewis
Craig Lewis

Head of Enterprise Printing

Ricoh Europe

Nick Daniels
Nick Daniels

Senior Solutions Architect

Ricoh UK

Leroy Buckle
Leroy Buckle

Regional Sites Services Manager

KPMG

Date:
16th June 2020
Time:
11am BST

How to set up a successful eCommerce platform that wins you more business

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • The growing demand for eCommerce within the print industry
  • Why online print is so important to customers and how it can help you to succeed
  • What you can learn from Amazon and why you need to embrace change
  • Why standing still is not an option in today’s changing business environment

When it comes to selling, eCommerce is a tool that print service providers simply cannot afford to ignore. Buyers today expect a fast and convenient way to procure everything they need, whether that’s personally or professionally.

There’s no longer a question of whether there’s an audience for your online store, it’s only a matter of building the right platform – with the appropriate design, development and digital communication strategy to get you noticed.

In this webinar we’ll show you the best way of future-proofing your business by taking advantage of today’s growing digital marketplace. It’s time to showcase your brand, your fantastic array of products and gain new customers 24/7!

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • The growing demand for eCommerce within the print industry
  • Why online print is so important to customers and how it can help you to succeed
  • What you can learn from Amazon and why you need to embrace change
  • Why standing still is not an option in today’s changing business environment
  • How to overcome the barriers in creating your own eCommerce platform

Speakers

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

Commercial Print Director


Ricoh

Jason Naylor
Jason Naylor

Senior Software Specialist, Commercial & Industrial Printing

Ricoh

Jeremy Hall
Jeremy Hall

Workflow Consultant, Commercial & Industrial Printing

Ricoh

Date:
9th June 2020
Time:
11am BST

Beyond CMYK - the agency perspective! How to build a successful strategy to get your foot in the door, inspire and win work - Part 1/2

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • How to turn your digital printing capabilities into an unbeatable sales advantage
  • Why enhanced digital printing is a powerful conversation starter.
  • How you can win business by satisfying high expectations from agencies and creatives
  • Best practice and tools to impress and inspire your agency clients

Unless you operate solely in the smallest of markets, odds are there are advertising, design and marketing agencies of varying sizes within a postcode or two of your printing business. They may serve small local accounts, larger regional clients or huge national brands. Some have long-standing relationships with their accounts, while others, especially smaller firms, may focus on more project-oriented versus retainer-based work.

These firms represent a unique opportunity to gain a wide variety and large volume of work through a single relationship. In this webinar, we will look into how developing an effective approach to these companies can result in more printing work — with less time spent prospecting. As such, crafting the right approach and making a great first impression are critically important for your business.

Take advantage of the tips and suggestions that follow to help build a winning strategy and land more work:

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • How to turn your digital printing capabilities into an unbeatable sales advantage
  • Why enhanced digital printing is a powerful conversation starter.
  • How you can win business by satisfying high expectations from agencies and creatives
  • Things to keep in mind as you formulate your strategy
  • Best practice and tools to impress and inspire your agency clients

Speakers

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

Commercial Print Director

Ricoh

Danielle Crebbin
Danielle Crebbin

Senior Creative



Paperhat
Andy Campbell
Andy Campbell

Innovation Manager

Ricoh Europe

Philip Dodd
Philip Dodd

Managing Director


Healeys
Date:
2nd June 2020
Time:
11am BST

How to Harness Innovation and Digital Agility to Truly Respond to Customer Needs

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • Anything in Print – our new philosophy for the industry and the sheer potential of print
  • Our approach to innovation and how it can support your business and print operation
  • How feedback from customers helped to develop the new Ricoh Pro C5300
  • What the critical press features are today that will positively impact any print service

There’s one thing you can count on in life and that’s change. Whether it’s trading conditions or customer needs, to survive and thrive you need to embrace new ideas and respond quickly. But how do you know which trend or press capability is right for you? And how do you implement change effectively?

This webinar cuts through the clutter to bring you an essential guide to the current market opportunities around digital print. By embracing digital, you can enjoy greater production flexibility and be able to offer a broader service offering. That’s important because print is changing and moving with the times. It needs to be creative, relevant and adaptable to meet future demand – and so do you.

To help accelerate your business strategy, we will showcase our approach and insight around a number of services, solutions and technology - including our latest Pro C5300 series sheet fed colour press.

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • Anything in Print – our new philosophy for the industry and the sheer potential of print
  • Our approach to innovation and how it can support your business and print operation
  • How feedback from customers helped to develop the new Ricoh Pro C5300
  • What the critical press features are today that will positively impact any print service
  • Why it’s crucial to assess the total cost of ownership when looking for a new digital press
  • What additional support programs are available to support a return on investment
  • The importance of choosing the right business partner to support the change

Speakers

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

Commercial Print Director
Ricoh

Marie Woodhead
Marie Woodhead

Product Marketing Manager, Commercial & Industrial Printing
Ricoh

Ian Casey
Ian Casey

Commercial Industrial Print Specialist
Ricoh

Date:
26th May 2020
Time:
11am BST

The potential for big profit! How best to satisfy the growing demand for graphic large format print

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • How graphic large format print technology has evolved significantly in recent years
  • The lucrative side of wide format printing and why it’s worth adding to an existing print operation
  • How easy it is to tap into this market opportunity without a need for high risk investment and additional resources
  • How to show a quick return on investment in large format print

Albert Einstein once said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” For print service providers right now that means finding the best way of adding value and increasing margins. This webinar makes the case for the current market opportunity around large format printing, along with the best way of creating a competitive service.

The beauty of large format print is that it’s a relatively low risk technology that can yield a high return on investment. To accelerate your approach, we have created a best practice guide to running a large format operation. We will show you how to provide a wider array of services - to new and existing customers - while reducing costs and increasing margins.

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • How graphic large format print technology has evolved significantly in recent years
  • The lucrative side of wide format printing and why it’s worth adding to an existing print operation
  • How easy it is to tap into this market opportunity without a need for high risk investment and additional resources
  • How to show a quick return on investment in large format print
  • The importance of joining forces with the right business partner to support the change

Speakers

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

Commercial Print Director
Ricoh

Yucel Salih
Yucel Salih

Wide Format Print Specialist
Ricoh

Jason Naylor
Jason Naylor

Senior Software Specialist
Ricoh

Date:
12th May 2020
Time:
11am BST

How the print industry can build resilience and assure business continuity featuring guest speakers from the BPiF and IPIA

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • The immediate challenges for the workforce, customers, technology and business partners
  • Solutions for near-term cash management, resilience and the broader economic outlook
  • Rethinking how our production works and identifying current processes that, in itself, can lead to redefining a business
  • Inspiring stories that put print at the heart of future communication strategies

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been significant for the print industry. Many businesses are experiencing substantial downturns in demand, print volumes and staff layoffs. But the print industry has a knack of dealing with setbacks and bouncing back – but what do you need to consider now and what will a ‘new normal’ look like?

Ricoh has joined forces with the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) and the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) for the definitive guide to building resilience and assuring business continuity for people in print and the industry itself.

Our panel of experts discussed:

  • The immediate challenges for the workforce, customers, technology and business partners
  • Solutions for near-term cash management, resilience and the broader economic outlook
  • A detailed plan on how best to return to scale, as knock-on effects become clear
  • Creating the ‘new normal’ and how to lead a business through a difficult situation
  • Rethinking how our production works and identifying current processes that, in itself, can lead to redefining a business
  • Inspiring stories that put print at the heart of future communication strategies
  • The Importance of joining forces with the right business partner to support the transformation

Speakers

Charles Jarrold
Charles Jarrold

Chief Executive Officer
BPIF

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

Commercial Print Director
Ricoh

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